The city of peace and justice celebrates the art of filmmaking with The Hague Global Cinema Festival. Independent filmmakers and all film lovers are welcome to join us in 3 days of exciting events. In addition to live screening of some of the selected work, there are opportunities for networking and listening to some distinguished speakers from the film world. We offer celebrations for all who have a passion for filmmaking and for film viewing. If you enjoy and have courage to experiment, here is the place for you to showcase your work. We are overwhelmed with the response of filmmakers in our first year: around 900 submissions from over 85 countries.
Our theme is “People’s Choice”. Our jury consists of filmmakers, artistes, film lovers and curators from Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and, of course, The Hague. A rightfully “People’s Choice”. Filmhuis Den Haag will screen the best of selection on 16 November 2019. “Sex. Drugs and Bicycles”, a film based on the life in The Netherlands will have its Nederlands premiere.
Guest of Honour
Bert van Alphen
Deputy Mayor, The Hague
Deputy Mayor Bert van Alphen is The Hague’s alderman for Social Affairs, Integration, City Districts, Poverty and Social Services.
Gioya Tuma-Waku is an actress based in Los Angeles. She was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her love of performance started at an early age and by age 10 she knew that her passion and future lay in Acting. Her performance in the film Pink Lemonade has gotten her a a nomination as Best Actress Semi Finalist for the Olympic Film Festival as well as a nomination for Best Actress for the LA Film Awards. She also won Honorable Mention Actress in in an Indie Film for Pink Lemonade at the Los Angeles Film Awards.
Suzanne Banning is an award-winning artist who is mostly known for her self-portraits. Her medium, among other things, is “Experimental Photography”, as she calls it. She creates her work during performance-like sessions in which she devises an alternative world and plays various roles, drawing inspiration from poetry, novels, movies and a variety of Mythology (including Greek, Roman, & Hawaiian Mythology). During her photo shoots she uses photos and movies to add color and depth, thus creating a sense of space. To fuel herself she uses music, her most important muse being Tori Amos. This way, Banning’s work combines her love for Visual Art, Literature, Film and Music. Her work has been shown in 8 countries around the world in 5 solo shows and 75 group-exhibitions curated by Connie Butler, Dan Cameron, Andrea Karnes, Dominique Molon, Marysol Nieves, James Rondeau, among others. Her work is part of the Permanent Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi (USA) and has been acquired by 29 Private Collectors.
Khyati Rajvanshi is an Assistant Output Editor and Researcher at New Delhi Television Limited. She helps edit and produce the Prime Time shows in NDTV 24×7. With a degree in Film Studies and Communications (BA Honors Oxford Brookes University) and Masters in Multimedia Journalism (University of Westminster), she is a film buff and loves to critique films.
She brings with her 20 years of experience in the field of TV Journalism and Movie Making. She has had an illustrious career which saw her taking on various roles of Producer, Director, RJ, Anchor, Actor and many more.